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Douglas County celebrated the groundbreaking of its Emergency Vehicle Operations Center project Feb. 23, a $6.5 million dollar project that will construct a new 1.6 mile-driving course complete with skid pads, four-lane straightaways, curves and … more
For years, those working in the criminal justice system within Douglas County, Arapahoe County and Aurora have faced long wait times for forensic and DNA evidence processing at the state lab. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, however, has … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
Not all interactions with Lone Tree’s police officers involve flashing blue and red lights. On Feb. 15, residents, city workers and police volunteers wrapped their hands around warm cups of coffee at Starbucks and conversed with police officers … more
Elementary students call him Officer Kyle. As the Lone Tree Police Department’s school marshal, Kyle Maddox can often be found playing basketball with them during physical education class. Or teaching them how to make healthy and positive … more
Bob Shiley climbs into his Cessna 172, a white four-door plane that sits in a hangar at Centennial Airport. He clicks on an iPad that sits in the middle of the steering wheel and pulls up an intricate map of the sky. “It keeps you young trying … more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
Protectors of the Pike National Forest get a financial boost each year from Douglas County, and that help came again Feb. 14 with a $100,000 donation of federal funds to five rural fire districts serving the national park in Douglas County. “We … more
Douglas County commissioners appointed themselves as the three-member county board of adjustment Feb. 14. No one from the public commented on the agenda item, nor did commissioners offer statements before the vote. “Our board is ultimately … more
Amid dry conditions this winter, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has declared a Stage 1 fire ban for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County — including Highlands Ranch — prohibiting open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. A violation of … more
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